“Showing up” in the world

One of the biggest success factors with technical-creative executives is their ability to adapt to change. Executives in today's business environment are faced with changing conditions and challenges on a daily basis. What sets one executive apart from the rest is the ability to demonstrate behavioral flexibility and resiliency in the face of adversity.

These unique leaders embrace feedback in a learning culture to remain relevant and competitive in today's business environment. In turn, a good leader will leverage this information to increase productivity and eliminate roadblocks.

Another factor in the make-up of a winning executive is the ability to take time to consider how employees utilize the information given to them and how they interact with each other to benefit the business.

In the information security field, the most valuable leader exhibits several traits and qualities inherent in any other really valuable leader.

Adaptability is a top trait, the ability to respond to new technology, information needs, changing market conditions and changing generational differences for employees and customers.

Also necessary is human systems awareness, being able to understand how the human systems within the company use and find information and how they use that information to interact with and support each other to benefit the business.

Also vital is the ability to ask for and respond to feedback to find efficiencies, eliminate roadblocks and simplify information.

As well, leaders need initiative – the ability to act on feedback, intuition and advice and guidance from others, as well as the ability to follow-through and remain persistent in difficult situations or intractable problems. Also imperative is resilience in the face of adversity.

Leaders can be trained to develop the mindset, capacity and resourcefulness to realize their aspirations, and to surpass their self-imposed limits. Successful leaders build the capacity to achieve results beyond their expectations.

LEVER/edge is a premier boutique human systems consulting and coaching agency.

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